Friday, January 9, 2015
New Year. New...You?
There are a lot of folks out there who by the end of the year seem so full of self-loathing that they haven't "accomplished" anything they wanted to do. Or worse, thinking they have failed miserably at something (instead of putting the hind sight glasses on and seeing the lesson and growth from the so called failure). So at the click of the clock at midnight, they begin anew and go gung ho with the top three "I am gonna be/do/have better!" goals. Then six months into the year, if they even make it that long, are exhausted and down on themselves for not completing one if not all of them. The next thing you know it's Christmas and another "new year" is happening.
Get off this merry-go-round. Remember the old definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? I can assure you that "new" year does not have a secret agenda. It's not jumping out and saying BOOO! Gotcha again! Haha, it's the NEW YEAR and you're not rea-dyyyyy! Nope. That's not what happens.
Hey, I have an idea. How about we just learn to love who we are? I just want you to relax for a sweet minute. Take a few long, deep breaths. Go look yourself in the mirror. Really look. You too guys. Because seriously, you are pretty terrific!
Most people can't do this. Go do it anyway and see what comes popping up in your brain and thoughts... what just came out of your mouth? Babe, let's learn to love ourselves. We are kind to everyone around us - putting on our false bravado, smiles and considerate platitudes, but what are you really saying in your brain to Y O U?
Take a serious minute to consider how glorious your body is and how it works deep inside - without you even giving it a care. Think about your incredible body, your fascinating mind, your spectacular sense of humor and sense of adventure. Why, just reading that makes you kind of perk up doesn't it? It certainly makes me want to hang with ya! You sound pretty neat.
I have a better plan on how to love yourself pretty much day in and day out. To have True and Lasting Success in ANYTHING whether it be relationships/family; to your health and well-being; or your job - you have to be.... wait for it.... c.o.n.s.i.s.t.e.n.t. and p.e.r.s.i.s.t.e.n.t.! No magic pill, no hours and hours in the gym, no skimping on food and starving yourself. You have to have a little empathy and compassion. I love Brendan Burchard! Check out a great video of his HERE!
Little steps honey. Making better and better choices on a daily and, sometimes, hourly basis, is what it takes. Are you going to slip? Of course. So you might as well forgive yourself upfront. However, as time goes on and you develop a stronger and stronger pattern and you start to look and feel better it gets easier to make the better choices hourly and daily, weekly and monthly, year to year... and, VIOLA` - no more merry-go-round! Turn in your ticket honey - that ride is out of order now!
Most people think of their health as something they have to fix and "get back to being" instead of loving their amazing bodies for the incredible and powerful make up of cellular energy it is! Everyone's bodies work the same (for the most part). Check out this really cool video that talks about (and is what I teach my clients) correct eating times, amounts and sleep HERE.
It takes thinking proactive instead of reactive. It takes being consistent and persistent. Do I gently tell you you need to get off the "junk" (for example: ANY soda); tweak the way you've been eating; and take it one day at a time? Yes dear. It's a process. It's ALL a process, this life thing.You're going to have to stop some bad habits. However! Not ONCE mind you...but every single time anyone who has stopped drinking sodas or started to eat in a more healthy pattern, they've told me how AWESOME they feel when they have conquered these things! Ah, be still my passionate heart about this stuff!
At the end of the day, you are going to have to look within to win at this. To grow and change you have to ask yourself, what can I do better? How can I be better? You have to make the choice to learn the stuff it takes to finally make this a lifestyle as opposed to a yearly spirit draining and butt whoopin'.
I promise you, it's a lot more fun my way. I have been honored, humbled and blessed to help a lot of people in the past twelve years. The beginning years were great, but the last five years or so learning things and becoming more and more knowledgeable about our incredible bodies and minds has been truly cool.
Everyone knows that none of this "life change/self growth" stuff is going to happen until a person is ready! In otherwords, you can't cram it down their throats. They've got to want it for themselves. You can't want it more than they do. And that's a tough nut to crack.
People on the north side of Indianapolis, Carmel, Noblesville, Fishers/Geist and yes even as far as Zionsville have made the choice to quit floundering around with all the fads and new stuff popping up and get serious. And I seriously love to help people with the whole health, fitness and well-being thing.
So? Are you ready for a new... you? Call me, check out my website RIGHT HERE, pick a package that's just right for you and let's get this done already. Send up a flare, SOS, or smoke signal and let's get you off the crazy merry-go-round too.
Hugs and blue skies!